Scottish Ministers will
Improve access to early years services for parents whose child is diagnosed as D/deaf or Deafblind by developing information about BSL and Deaf culture for service providers who support parents, such as health visitors.
Assist families of D/deaf and Deafblind children by ensuring that they have access to BSL resources as early as possible in their child’s life. This will include consulting with BSL users and other stakeholders to assess the most appropriate digital platforms for signposting and disseminating information.
Work with partners to determine the best way of enabling families and carers to learn BSL so that they can communicate effectively with their D/deaf or Deafblind child in the crucial early years (0-8 years).
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